Psychological Evaluations for the Courts Third Edition

  • Filename: psychological-evaluations-for-the-courts-third-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781606237397
  • Release Date: 2007-09-18
  • Number of pages: 930
  • Author: Gary B. Melton
  • Publisher: Guilford Press



This is the definitive reference and text for both mental health and legal professionals. The authors offer a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil proceedings. Presented are findings, instruments, and procedures related to criminal and civil competencies, civil commitment, sentencing, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and more.

Forensic Psychology Reconsidered

  • Filename: forensic-psychology-reconsidered.
  • ISBN: 9781317234272
  • Release Date: 2015-10-30
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: David Polizzi
  • Publisher: Routledge



Forensic psychology is where psychology meets the criminal justice system. An understanding of the intersection of criminal law and psychological issues relating to criminal responsibility is critical for criminal justice students. This accessible text focuses on the criminal law implications of forensic psychology as it relates to topics such as competency to stand trial, state of mind at the time of the crime, suicide by cop, and involuntary psychiatric medication administered in custody. Unlike more traditional texts on this topic, which are primarily concerned with the clinical practice of forensic psychology, this book focuses on critical thinking as it relates to these topics. Each chapter presents a critical analysis of the topic under study, going beyond merely identifying the legal parameters of criminal responsibility to explore the ethical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of that concept.

The Psychology of Crime Policing and Courts

  • Filename: the-psychology-of-crime-policing-and-courts.
  • ISBN: 1138931217
  • Release Date: 2016-05-06
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Andreas Kapardis
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book brings together an international group of experts to present cutting-edge psychological research on crime, policing and courts. With contributors from the UK, Germany, Italy, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Canada and the USA, this volume explores some of the most interesting and contemporary areas of criminological and legal psychology. " The Psychology of Crime, Policing and Courts "is divided into three parts. Part I explores crime and anti-social behaviour, including the concentration of offending within families, juvenile delinquency, adolescent bullying, cyberbullying, violence risk assessment, and psychopathy. Part II examines policing and the detection of deception, with chapters on interrogational practices, police interviews of children, and modern detection methods. Part III focuses on courts and sentencing, with chapters exploring wrongful convictions, the role of juries, extra-legal factors in sentencing decisions and an examination of sentencing itself. Representing the forefront of research in developmental criminology and criminological and legal psychology, this book is a comprehensive resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying psychology and criminology, with particular value for those studying forensic psychology. This book is also a valuable resource for psychologists, lawyers, social scientists and law enforcement personnel.

Expert Psychological Testimony for the Courts

  • Filename: expert-psychological-testimony-for-the-courts.
  • ISBN: 0805856471
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 321
  • Author: Mark Costanzo
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



During the past two decades, the frequency and range of expert testimony by psychologists have increased dramatically. Courts now routinely hear expert testimony from clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychologists. Expert Psychological Testimony for the Courts provides a comprehensive, research-based analysis of the content, ethics, and impact of expert testimony. This book features leading scholars who have contributed to the scientific foundation for expert testimony and who have also served as expert witnesses. The opening chapter explores issues surrounding the admissibility of expert testimony, and the closing chapter explores the ethics and limits of psychological testimony. Each of the intervening chapters focuses on a different area of expert testimony: forensic identification, police interrogations and false confessions, eyewitness identification, sexual harassment, mitigation in capital cases, the insanity defense, battered women, future dangerousness, and child custody. These chapters describe the typical content of expert testimony in a particular area, evaluate the scientific foundation for testimony, examine how jurors respond to expert testimony, and suggest ways in which legal standards or procedures might be modified in light of psychological research. This groundbreaking book should be on the shelf of every social scientist interested in the legal system and every trial attorney who is likely to retain a psychologist as an expert witness. It can also serve as a text for advanced courses in psychology, legal studies, criminal justice, law, and sociology.

Psychology in the Courts

  • Filename: psychology-in-the-courts.
  • ISBN: 9781134697410
  • Release Date: 2013-01-11
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Raymond R. Corrado
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book provides a useful overview of the latest research into the interaction between psychology and the courts. Leading scholars and practitioners review recent research and practice in a number of principal areas: * adolescents in the legal system * the role of juries * competency to stand trial * conditional release * eyewitness evidence and testimony * the role of the victims.

Writing Reports for Court

  • Filename: writing-reports-for-court.
  • ISBN: 9781875378807
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: Jack White
  • Publisher: Australian Academic Press



This text examines relevant mental health state legislation relating to criminal, civil and family courts and then sets out a logical structure for writing reports for such matters. The use of psychological tests and their utility in providing useful objective data for courts is also examined. Three chapters are devoted to questions central to an expert offering an 'opinion' in court.

Forensic Child Psychology

  • Filename: forensic-child-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781118419588
  • Release Date: 2014-12-02
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Matthew Fanetti
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A guide to working effectively with children in the criminal justice system Uniquely designed to train psychology, criminology, and social work students to work with children in the criminal justice system—both in the courtroom and as clinical clients—Forensic Child Psychology presents current research and practice-based knowledge to improve the judicial and child welfare systems. Authors Matthew Fanetti, William T. O'Donohue, Rachel N. Happel, and Kresta N. Daly bring their combined expertise in child psychology, forensic interviewing, and criminal prosecution to bear on the process of obtaining accurate information from children involved in legal proceedings, preparing professionals to work with: Children who are victims of crime Children who are perpetrators of crime Children who are witnesses of crime The book also covers related topics, including mandated reporting, the structure of juvenile justice and advocacy systems, and contains sidebars, summaries, glossaries, and study questions to assist with material mastery. This is an excellent resource for students of child psychopathology in psychology, social work, nursing, and criminal justice at the graduate and late undergraduate stage of their educations.

The Psychology of the Supreme Court

  • Filename: the-psychology-of-the-supreme-court.
  • ISBN: 0198041756
  • Release Date: 2006-03-16
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Lawrence S. Wrightsman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



With the media spotlight on the recent developments concerning the Supreme Court, more and more people have become increasingly interested in the highest court in the land. Who are the justices that run it and how do they make their decisions? The Psychology of the Supreme Court by Lawrence S. Wrightsman is the first book to thoroughly examine the psychology of Supreme Court decision-making. Dr. Wrightsman's book seeks to help us understand all aspects of the Supreme Court's functioning from a psychological perspective. This timely and comprehensive work addresses many factors of influence including, the background of the justices, how they are nominated and appointed, the role of their law clerks, the power of the Chief Justice, and the day-to-day life in the Court. Dr. Wrightsman uses psychological concepts and research findings from the social sciences to examine the steps of the decision-making process, as well as the ways in which the justices seek to remain collegial in the face of conflict and the degree of predictability in their votes. Psychologists and scholars, as well as those of us seeking to unravel the mystery of The Supreme Court of the United States will find this book to be an eye-opening read.

Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior

  • Filename: current-perspectives-in-forensic-psychology-and-criminal-behavior.
  • ISBN: 9781412992442
  • Release Date: 2011-03-16
  • Number of pages: 331
  • Author: Curt R. Bartol
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



Featuring ten new articles by experts in the field, this up-to-date reader emphasizes the ways that forensic psychologists apply psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles on a day-to-day basis. Drawing on cutting-edge research to demonstrate the ways that forensic psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behavior and crime prevention, the Third Edition addresses key topics in each of the five major subareas of the field—police psychology, legal psychology, the psychology of crime and delinquency, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology.

Forensic Psychology and Law

  • Filename: forensic-psychology-and-law.
  • ISBN: 0470570393
  • Release Date: 2009-12-04
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Ronald Roesch
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Praise for Forensic Psychology and Law "In Forensic Psychology and Law, three internationally known experts provide exceptional coverage of a wide array of topics that address both the clinical applications of forensic psychology and the role of psychological science in understanding and evaluating legal assumptions and processes." —Norman Poythress, PhD, Research Director and Professor, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy "Forensic Psychology and Law is a major contribution to the teaching of law and psychology. Roesch, Zapf, and Hart offer a timely, comprehensive, and succinct overview of the field that will offer widespread appeal to those interested in this vibrant and growing area. Outstanding." —Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Drexel University "In this volume, three noted experts have managed to capture the basic elements of forensic psychology. It is clearly written, well organized, and provides real world examples to hold the interest of any reader. While clarifying complex issues, the authors also present a very balanced discussion of a number of the most hotly debated topics." —Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, ABPP, Psychological Services Center, Sam Houston State University A Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Discussion of the Interface Between Forensic Psychology and Law Forensic Psychology and Law covers the latest theory, research, and practice in the field and provides thought-provoking discussion of topics with chapters on: Forensic assessment in criminal and civil domains Eyewitness identification Police investigations, interrogations, and confessions Correctional psychology Psychology, law, and public policy Ethics and professional issues

Psychology and Law

  • Filename: psychology-and-law.
  • ISBN: 0521531616
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 429
  • Author: Andreas Kapardis
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book is the authoritative work for students and professionals in psychology and law.

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

  • Filename: introduction-to-forensic-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781483370699
  • Release Date: 2014-10-13
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: Curt R. Bartol
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



Filled with real–life examples, practical applications, and case law discussions, Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Fourth Edition covers new and emerging fields of study, the many areas where psychology plays a significant role in the civil and criminal justice systems, and the wide range of issues that are an integral part of the forensic psychologist’s day-to-day work. This unique, career-oriented textbook emphasizes a multicultural perspective that focuses on the application of psychological knowledge and research. Authors Curt and Anne Bartol expose readers to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. The authors also provide extensive, up-to-date references for students to find more material on the subject areas covered.

The Psychology of Crime Policing and Courts

  • Filename: the-psychology-of-crime-policing-and-courts.
  • ISBN: 9781317395461
  • Release Date: 2015-12-31
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Andreas Kapardis
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book brings together an international group of experts to discuss psychological and developmental approaches to crime, policing and the courts. Issues discussed are comprehensive and far reaching from delinquency and intergenerational offending to cyberbullying to interrogational and psychophysiological practices in crime detection to wrongful conviction and sentencing. Comprising of experts from the UK, USA, Cypress, Italy, Germany, Finland and Israel, this book represents the cutting edge of developmental criminology.

America s Courts and the Criminal Justice System

  • Filename: america-s-courts-and-the-criminal-justice-system.
  • ISBN: 9781305446106
  • Release Date: 2015-02-15
  • Number of pages: 648
  • Author: David W. Neubauer
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



The premier choice for Courts courses for decades, this popular text offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system, presented in a streamlined, straightforward manner that appeals to instructors and students alike. Neubauer and Fradella's crisp and clear writing, characterized by the organization of material into brief sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material. At the same time, the text's innovative courtroom workhouse model -- which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney -- brings the courtroom to life. AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM has long been known for the way it gives students an accurate glimpse of what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the Twelfth Edition is no exception. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Forensic Child Psychology

  • Filename: forensic-child-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781118273203
  • Release Date: 2014-12-15
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Matthew Fanetti
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A guide to working effectively with children in the criminal justice system Uniquely designed to train psychology, criminology, and social work students to work with children in the criminal justice system—both in the courtroom and as clinical clients—Forensic Child Psychology presents current research and practice-based knowledge to improve the judicial and child welfare systems. Authors Matthew Fanetti, William T. O'Donohue, Rachel N. Happel, and Kresta N. Daly bring their combined expertise in child psychology, forensic interviewing, and criminal prosecution to bear on the process of obtaining accurate information from children involved in legal proceedings, preparing professionals to work with: Children who are victims of crime Children who are perpetrators of crime Children who are witnesses of crime The book also covers related topics, including mandated reporting, the structure of juvenile justice and advocacy systems, and contains sidebars, summaries, glossaries, and study questions to assist with material mastery. This is an excellent resource for students of child psychopathology in psychology, social work, nursing, and criminal justice at the graduate and late undergraduate stage of their educations.

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